Preserving lemons (and limes)

I’m taking the broadest possible view of creativity in my resolution to do something creative everyday. So, it includes some culinary items, as well as art, writing and so on.

On the day I made my resolution (31 July 2018), I decided to preserve lemons. I used an Ottolenghi/Tamimi recipe from Jerusalem (augmented by some other recipes from the internet).

I couldn’t get unwaxed lemons unfortunately, so I had to dewax the ones I got. Not difficult but a bit tedious. I got the preserving jars from IKEA. And, really, the only other ingredient of note is salt.

These collages tell the story. There’s about 5 days between stage one and stage two. The jars are in the fridge now and they’ll be ready on 1 September.